Chicago Bulls Acquire Big-Men Nikola Vucevic & Daniel Theis in Separate Deals

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The Chicago Bulls were active this year at the trade deadline – acquiring all-star big-man Nikola Vucevic from the Orlando Magic and starting center Daniel Theis from the Boston Celtics in two separate deals.

Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Vucevic deal about four hours before the deadline.

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Vucevic, a two-time all-star, is averaging a career high 24.5PPG on 48% shooting from the field and 41% shooting from three this season.

The Bulls acquired veteran wing Al Farouq Aminu in the Vucevic deal in exchange for Otto Porter Jr., Wendell Carter Jr., and two first round picks.

The Bulls also added veteran center Daniel Theis in a trade with the Boston Celtics, per Wojnarowski.

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Theis is averaging 9.5PPG, 5.2RPG, and 1.0BPG on 55% shooting from the field and 35% shooting from three this season.

The full details of the Theis trade have not yet been made available but it’s widely believed the Bulls won’t be sending out many assets.

It seems the Bulls were a surprise winner of the NBA Trade Deadline.

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